Here are some steps to get started:
1 Accessing the Online Authoring Service.
If you wanted to try authoring content and lessons in Lt LabStation, you should have already received an email invitation from our cloud-service provider, kuraCloud.
You will first need to confirm your invitation to the online authoring service, where you can edit and export your lessons and invite other educators to author.
- You will have received an email from kuraCloud prompting you to ‘Confirm Invite’.
- Please click on the blue Confirm Invite button.
- A window will appear where you will have the option to either Sign Up as a new user or Log In if you’ve used kuraCloud before.
- Once you select Sign Up you will be prompted to create a password.
- After you accept the Terms and Conditions you'll be logged into your instance.
2 Adding and authoring lessons.
Once logged in, you can add collections to the online authoring service by downloading them from the 'Local desktop application' tab in this page.
Complete the following steps to add downloaded lessons to the authoring service:
- Select the course you want the lesson to be in
- In the course options, select ‘Lessons’
- Select the dropdown ‘cog’ button opposite the ‘New’ button
- Select ‘Import’
- Find the downloaded .lesson files on your computer and select ‘open’
- The lesson(s) will be added to your course
These lessons can be used without modification, but if you want to adapt these or create your own educational masterpieces you can use the intuitive authoring system. For more information and training on how to create and change Lt LabStation content, view the support section on kuraCloud:
So you’ve finished authoring your lesson using the online authoring service and you want to see how it would be used in the lab!
This is as simple as selecting the export button. But first…
Is your LabStation Desktop App up-to-date? If not, your newly exported lessons may not open on your lab computers. Why is this? The online authoring service is regularly auto-updated to provide you with the latest features.
However, the Desktop App has the option of being auto-updated or manually updated. If you've chosen to manually update, the Service and App may be different versions. Be aware that newly exported lessons may not open correctly with an older version of the LabStation App, so we recommend testing your exported lessons prior to running labs.
To export lessons:
- Click on the collection you would like to view.
- Click on the tab: Lessons
- Click on whichever lesson you would like and hit Export.
- A .lesson file will download to your computer.
4 Transferring between Online Service and Desktop Application.
To access your lessons in Lt LabStation, you will need to transfer your exported .lesson file(s) to the Desktop Application. We recommend using a local network to do this, as that way you only have to move the file(s) to a single shared folder that can be accessed by all computers with the Desktop Application.
If you don’t have a local network, you can save all your files to a USB flash-drive and then upload to your designated computer folder. This way you won’t have to repeat the lesson download sequence on each computer.